News on hematology and coagulation testing systems and applications.

Theassay is designed for the rapid qualitative detection of platelet factor 4-heparin complex IgG antibodies associated with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Under a new deal, EKF's BHB assay is now available for use on Ortho's Vitros 4600 chemistry system and the Vitros 5600 integrated system.

The method allows clinicians to more easily integrate anemia testing with testing for other underlying disorders, potentially aiding study of the condition.

The company aims to wrap up field trials for the system by the end of this year and will seek European regulatory clearance thereafter.

The blood grouping reagents for extended phenotype testing cover more than 99 percent of the most commonly tested blood-group antigens.